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Announcing the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference Agenda

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by Angela Guess DATAVERSITY and DAMA International have opened registration and announced the agenda for Enterprise Data World 2014. The companies report, “EDW is the world’s most comprehensive vendor-neutral educational event on data and information management where over 120 data experts speak and over 800 Business and IT professionals are expected to attend. The event will…

Big Data Fuels Sport Fans’ Love for Stats

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by Angela Guess Tony Kontzer of Investors.com reports, “Data have long fueled the relationship between sports and their fans. Now, with Big Data tools enabling the collection and analysis of seemingly limitless types of sports-related information, the flow of sports data is poised to accelerate. ‘If there’s data out there, I want it,’ Christy King, vice…

Predictive Analytics is Growing Predictably

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by Angela Guess Saroj Kar of Cloud Times recently wrote, “The theme of Big Data has spawned a tremendous amount of attention and investor interest in recent years. While much of the big data hype has focused on the storage, structured and unstructured processing technologies, London based investment bank GP Bullhound predicted that some of the most…

Gruter Releases Apache Tajo 0.2

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by Angela Guess According to a new release out of Gruter Corp., “In an important development for the big data infrastructure community, SQL-on-Hadoop solution Tajo 0.2 was released by the Apache TajoTM incubator team last Thursday. A relational and distributed data warehouse system, Tajo turbocharges query performance and data throughput on Hadoop. The open-source solution—eagerly anticipated…

Tired of Hearing the Term “Big Data” Misused?

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by Angela Guess John McDuling of Quartz.com certainly is. McDuling recently wrote, “‘Selfie’ recently beat out ‘twerk’ and ‘bitcoin’ to be named The Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year. If a similar list were to exist for the most annoying and overused corporate buzzwords of 2013, then ‘big data’ probably deserves to be near the top of it. As…

Teradata Makes a Big Push Toward Big Data

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by Angela Guess Tony Cosentino of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “At its Teradata Partners conference in Dallas, a broader vision for big data and analytics was articulated clearly. Their pitch centered on three areas – data warehousing, big data analytics and integrated marketing – that to some degree reflect Teradata’s core market and acquisitions in…

Replacing Data Scientists with an App?

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle reports, “With all the hype around Big Data, one of the most pressing concerns for organizations is finding qualified data scientists who’re able to translate that mish-mash of numbers into something that makes sense – actual insights that can be used to pursue businesses’ goals and strategies. The…

Happy Thanksgiving from DATAVERSITY!

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by Angela Guess The team at DATAVERSITY would like to wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are taking the day off to spend time with our friends and families, and we hope that you are doing the same. But if you find yourself with a little downtime while the turkey cooks, as you sit…

Reason To Be Thankful: Being Named A Fast-Growing Tech Company

by Jennifer Zaino It’s got to be a happy Thanksgiving for a number of tech companies that made their way to Deloitte’s recently-released Technology Fast 500. The 2013 ranking of the fastest-growing tech companies based in North America also has something to show for anyone who’s doubted that there’s money to be made taking advantage…